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Explore the heart of the United States' vibrant culture with our 24 meticulously designed cultural tours for 2024. Immerse yourself in the rich history, music, and flavors that define the United States, set against iconic backdrops. Our cultural tours are a feast for the senses, offering an immersive journey through local communities, archaeological sites, and urban exploration, culminating in delightful experiences that showcase the country's diverse heritage. Throughout a range of , you will dive into the cultural wonders of the United States, a land where every corner tells a story and every encounter is a celebration. With options beginning at $2,972 to $47,785, start a captivating adventure that explores the soul of the United States. Contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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View the iconic arch when you visit St. Louis, gateway to the west
$12,999
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America’s Great River

St. Paul to New Orleans - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Explore St. Louis' arts scene
  • Enjoy American music styles
  • Learn Civil War history
  • Experience New Orleans' culture
  • Visit the Quad Cities
Starts / Ends:
St. Paul / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the history, natural beauty, and distinctive regional cultures of America's great river, the mighty Mississippi, on this 15-day cruise aboard Viking Mississippi. Set sail from St. Paul, Minnesota, and venture south toward New Orleans, Louisiana. Along the way, visit small towns and …
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Calm waters disturbed only by the flick of a whale's tail
$2,972
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Wild Alaska Escape: Haines, the Inian Islands, and Tracy Arm Fjord

Sitka - Juneau - 6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Sea Lion
  • Journey by kayak into dramatic bays
  • Raft the Chilkat River with guides
  • See Haines by raft, bike, or foot
  • View glaciers and icebergs
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the National Geographic Sea Lion on this 6-day cruise to explore Alaska on an active expedition to see the region’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in a compact timeframe. Enjoy hikes on world-class trails through forests of towering trees, kayak deep into glacially-carved fjords, …
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Visit historic Memphis, Tennessee
$5,499
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Heart of the Delta

New Orleans to Memphis - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Enjoy the music of Memphis
  • Get a taste of Cajun cuisine
  • Discover Civil War history
  • See the historic homes of Natchez
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / Memphis
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Immerse yourself in the history and heritage of the Mississippi River on this 12-day voyage from New Orleans to Memphis. Soak up the rich French and Acadian cultures that infuse the Lower Mississippi, and be inspired by the stories of famed musicians and Civil Rights heroes. Savor delicious Cajun …
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Kayaking in Hawaii's lava tubes.
$5,900
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Hawaiian Seascapes

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
  • Enjoy a paʻina and jam session
  • Take part in exploration activities
  • Visit the Puu Waawaa Sanctuary
  • Snorkel among coral gardens
  • Explore the island history
Starts / Ends:
Molokai / Kailua Kona
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark the Safari Explorer to discover gems of the Hawaiian Islands! On this 8-day voyage, partake in unparalleled snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, beach-combing, and skiff excurisons. Visit a plumeria farm, one of Hawaii's longest beaches, and discover island history at the …
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Wander through the historic French Quarter
$3,999
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New Orleans & Southern Charms

8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Enjoy Cajun and Creole cuisine
  • Indulge in New Orleans' music
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • See the historic homes of Natchez
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Lower Mississippi overflows with charm, history and hospitality. Wander historic estates, and visit notable Civil War sites. Explore the bustling French-influenced port cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Sway to the tempos of Dixieland jazz, gospel and blues. Savor gourmet Cajun and Creole …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$7,200
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Alaska Adventure Cruise - Alaska Fjords and Glacier Bay

Juneau - Ketchikan - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Discover Glacier Bay National Park
  • Activities in Haines
  • Discover diverse wildlife
  • Explore Corner Bay
  • Explore Misty Fjords
  • Discover Haines and Pelican
Starts / Ends:
Juneau / Ketchikan
Activities:
Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Embark on a 15-day Alaskan adventure in Glacier Bay National Park, featuring glacier skiffing, Tongass Forest hiking, and Native culture immersion. Maximize your adventure with activities like hiking, biking, and kayaking in Haines. Encounter diverse wildlife, including bears and eagles, explore …
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The upper Mississippi region
$6,999
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America’s Heartland

St. Louis to St. Paul - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Discover history of the Mississippi
  • Explore Dubuque, Iowa
  • Experience Mississippi river towns
  • Admire local artisan work
Starts / Ends:
St. Louis / St. Paul
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this enlightening journey on the Upper Mississippi, hear stories of pioneers and the Lewis and Clark Expedition; walk in the footsteps of Mark Twain; and learn about the Norwegian migration. Enjoy the view as your ship navigates through the river’s intricate lock system. Experience the …
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Visit historic Memphis, Tennessee
$5,190
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Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Memphis - New Orleans - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Symphony
  • Admire the diversity of New Orleans
  • Discover the cultures of the delta
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • Enjoy the music of Memphis
Starts / Ends:
Memphis / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a captivating 9-day cruise aboard the American Symphonyfrom Memphis to New Orleans, navigating the mighty Mississippi River. Explore Memphis' musical legacy and vibrant culture before cruising through days of enchanting river views. Vicksburg unfolds its Civil War history, Natchez …
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Memphis, Tennesse, USA downtown cityscape at dusk over Beale Street
$5,190
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Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Memphis - New Orleans - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Melody
  • Admire the diversity of New Orleans
  • Discover the cultures of the delta
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • Enjoy the music of Memphis
Starts / Ends:
Memphis / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a captivating 9-day cruise aboard the American Melodyfrom Memphis to New Orleans, navigating the mighty Mississippi River. Explore Memphis' musical legacy and vibrant culture before cruising through days of enchanting river views. Vicksburg unfolds its Civil War history, Natchez …
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Visit Louisiana's capital city of Baton Rouge
$4,530
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Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Memphis - New Orleans - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Heritage
  • Admire the diversity of New Orleans
  • Discover the cultures of the delta
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • Enjoy the music of Memphis
Starts / Ends:
Memphis / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a captivating 9-day cruise aboard the American Heritagefrom Memphis to New Orleans, navigating the mighty Mississippi River. Explore Memphis' musical legacy and vibrant culture before cruising through days of enchanting river views. Vicksburg unfolds its Civil War history, Natchez …
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Mississippi River, St. Paul Minnesota
$5,545
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Upper Mississippi River

St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Melody
  • Explore the culture of St. Louis
  • See Mark Twain's hometown, Hannibal
  • Witness wildlife and nature
  • Admire local artwork in Red Wing
Starts / Ends:
St. Louis / Red Wing
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a cruise along the Upper Mississippi River, exploring St. Louis, Alton, Hannibal, Muscatine, Dubuque, Winona, and Red Wing. Visit Mark Twain's home, witness diverse landscapes, and enjoy expert-guided tours. Adapt to the river's character as you relax on lounges, decks, or …
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Visit Louisiana's capital city of Baton Rouge
$4,530
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Lower Mississippi River Cruise

New Orleans - Memphis - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Heritage
  • Admire the diversity of New Orleans
  • Discover the cultures of the delta
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • Enjoy the music of Memphis
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / Memphis
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 9-day cruise aboard the American Heritage from New Orleans to Memphis. Explore New Orleans with its culinary delights, music, and culture. Sail the Mississippi River, visit historic sites, and enjoy onboard entertainment. Explore plantations, museums, swamps, and antebellum homes. …
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Beautiful seascapes in Maine
$6,640
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Maine Coast & Harbors Cruise

Roundtrip Portland - 8 Day Itinerary aboard American Glory
  • Visit Bucksport
  • Visit Camden in Maine
  • Visit Bar Harbor
  • Visit Cape Elizabeth
Starts / Ends:
Portland / Portland
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 8-day Maine Coast & Harbors Cruise roundtrip Portland aboard the American Glory, explore Maine's breathtaking coastline, framed by a backdrop of mountains teeming with native wildlife. Immerse in the region's maritime heritage in a trip past the grand homes of sea captains and …
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Sunken Garden at Butchart Garden, British Columbia
$4,690
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Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Cruise

Roundtrip Seattle - 8 Day Itinerary aboard American Constellation
  • Visit Anacortes
  • Traverse the San Juan Islands
  • Visit Butchart Gardens
  • Explore cultural heritage
Starts / Ends:
Seattle / Seattle
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day adventure to Puget Sound and San Juan Islands archipelago. Sail through the crystal-clear waters to charming historic coastal towns like Anacortes and experience a traditional smoked salmon tasting.

Traverse the San Juan Islands, and observe the rich wildlife including whales, …
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Explore historic New Orleans
$4,190
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Historic Mississippi River Cruise

New Orleans Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard American Melody
  • Explore the antebellum of Natchez
  • Visit historic Civil War sites
  • Discover Oak Alley's historic charm
  • Visit charming ports and cities
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / New Orleans
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Board American Melody for this 8-day cruise along the Mississippi River. Explore unique sites and attractions, admiring the beauty of the world on a roundtrip river cruise from New Orleans. Uncover the history of Oak Alley Plantation, Baton Rouge's dynamic blend of history and modernity, and …
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Visit Louisiana's capital city of Baton Rouge
$3,475
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Historic Mississippi River Cruise

New Orleans Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard American Heritage
  • Explore the antebellum of Natchez
  • Visit historic Civil War sites
  • Discover Oak Alley's historic charm
  • Visit charming ports and cities
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / New Orleans
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Board American Heritage for this 8-day cruise along the Mississippi River. Explore unique sites and attractions, admiring the beauty of the world on a roundtrip river cruise from New Orleans. Uncover the history of Oak Alley Plantation, Baton Rouge's dynamic blend of history and modernity, and …
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Bald eagles resting
$10,465
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Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia

14 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Explore the San Juan Islands
  • Observe a traditional performance
  • Learn about the local cultures
  • Search for humpback whales
  • Kayak Misty Fjord’s waters
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join the National Geographic Queston a 14-day in-depth exploration of the San Juan Islands, British Columbia, and Alaska. Linger in the temperate rain forests and wildlife-rich channels of British Columbia, and enjoy ample time to discover the breathtaking fjords and towering glaciers of Southeast …
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Visit Portsmouth
$13,155
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New England Fall Foliage Cruise

Portland - New York - 15 Day Itinerary aboard American Glory
  • Visit Portsmouth and Gloucester
  • Explore Martha’s Vineyard & Newport
  • Explore Sag Harbor
  • Discover Mystic Seaport
Starts / Ends:
Portland / New York City
Activities:
Adventure Options, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience an adventure through New England's picturesque waterways, adorned with vibrant autumn hues. Encounter stunning natural scenery and historic shipbuilding traditions along Maine's coast, followed by exploration of iconic destinations like Martha’s Vineyard and Newport. …
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